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Jan 13 2021
Is your child's school open now?
Probably not -- because teachers unions say that reopening would "put their health and safety at risk."
They keep schools closed by lobbying and protesting. "If I die from catching COVID-19 from being forced back into Pinellas County Schools, you can drop my dead body right here!" shouts one demonstrator in my new video.
But schools rarelyJohn Stossel
Jan 15 2022
Teachers' unions across the country have expressed concerns about returning to in-person learning without proper COVID-19 safety protocols, despite how many health authorities and politicians are calling for a full return to in-person learning.
Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union recently resolved a week-long standoff with city officials after a new COVID-19 safety plan was approved.Jacobin Reuters
Jul 21 2020
The science says it’s safe to reopen PK-12 yet the unions insist on holding the children hostage.
During the next six weeks the nation’s 51 million public school students, with the assistance of their parents, would normally be preparing for the next phase of their education. This year, despite the absence of scientific data indicating that a return to in-person class attendanceThe American Spectator
Oct 29 2020
When all is said and done, the pandemic ought to have robbed the idea of “public education” of all its rhetorical currency.
American taxpayers have been hoodwinked by the whole idea of “public schools.” No other institutions get away with such bad behavior on the part of some employees who staff them. We’ve been putting more and more money into the system for decades without reapingNational Review
Jan 15 2022
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not been communicating well enough with educators, teachers unions say, as COVID-19 hospitalizations hit records in the country.
The safety of American public schools, which educate over 50 million kids, has become a hotly contested issue, pitting teachers' unions worried about the disease's spread in sometimes underfunded,Reuters
Jul 17 2018
After the shock of the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, the unions should emphasize how they can help teachers’ professional development.Vox
Aug 12 2021
The National Education Association endorsed Covid-19 vaccine requirements for school workers on Thursday, aligning itself with the Biden administration's push to get more Americans inoculated as the disease sends children to the hospital.
Teachers and other educators should have the option to submit to regular virus testing, NEA president Becky Pringle said, but she added her 3 millionPolitico
Jan 15 2022
Since early in the pandemic, both Republican- and Democratic-leaning pundits have portrayed virtual school as an educational disaster for students, an economic disaster for the country, and a political disaster for Democrats. They’ve also united in blaming teachers’ unions, rather than the pandemic and the government’s failed response to it, for school districts’ decisions to go virtual. ThisJacobin
Jan 11 2022
Chicago Public Schools could resume in-person classes this week after Chicago Teachers Union leaders agreed to a new set of COVID-19 protocols. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday that teachers would return to campuses on Tuesday with in-person instruction restarting Wednesday.
The agreement still needs to be approved by the full union, but the Chicago Teachers Union House ofCBS News (Online)
Jan 05 2022
The Chicago Teachers Union is claiming that Mayor Lori Lightfoot has locked teachers out of virtual classrooms after the union voted to move to remote instruction in defiance of city officials.
In a pair of tweets sent Wednesday morning, the Chicago Teachers Union said that Lightfoot had “started locking Chicago public school teachers and staff out of their Google Classrooms” and addedWashington Examiner